Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 94

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(WAR OF 1812.) The Pelican Sloop of War, Cap't Maples, Raking & Capturing the American Brig Argus. Aquatint, 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches; spot-mounted to modern mat, trimmed to image with three letters of caption lost, skillfully repaired 3-inch closed tear in upper right corner. London: W.B. Walker, circa 1814

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The USS Argus had spent much of July and August 1813 terrorizing merchant shipping off the coast of England. This dramatic view shows her final defeat by the HMS Pelican on 14 August, after a brutal fight which resulted in the death of the commander of the Argus, William Henry Allen. None in OCLC, none others traced at auction thus, though Christie's offered another on glass in 2015.